Member since 21 Apr 2012
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Yum Cha at HKG.
On an overnight transit in HKG, with a craving for yum cha, should one:
1) Eat at the Maxim Jade Restaurant at Terminal 1 and avoid the hassle of commuting? Upside: Convenience, Downside: Expensive and average quality.
2) Take the HK Express to the Tim Ho Wan restaurant at Hong Kong station. Upside: Competitive prices and better quality, Downside: Commute and the cost of the train fare erodes the savings of not eating at the airport.
What are your thoughts? Does anyone have other alternatives? Love to hear from you. We are staying at the Regal Airport hotel overnight.
Member since 13 Sep 2013
Total posts 114
Dim Dim Sum in Mongkok. Hands down the best dim sum in HK!
Thank you S. Do you have the name of the restaurant?
The name is actually "Dim Dim Sum" It's in Mongkok.
It's on Google Maps. Near the corner of Tung Choi st and Argyle st.
Member since 20 Apr 2014
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Chinese cuisine in Mong Kok restaurants should typically be avoided, it is there for Mainland Chinese shoppers and usually contains a lot of MSG and other chemicals whilst being very expensive.
If you want excellent yum cha with a local experience then Tim Ho Wan at Sham Shui Po is your best bet.
Member since 11 Mar 2012
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I.d go Tim Ho Wan. Only because I enjoy heading into the city. My transit back would include a walk to the Ferry Terminal, over to TST, then into the MTR to one of the night markets (probably Fa Yuen St) and back to the hotel.
Thank you 11sjw.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 17 Aug 2012
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I'd look at a third option, TRB. I'd jump on a local bus and head out to the Tung Chung township, where prices should be about the HKG average. There's a big outlets mall that has a Food Republic where I've gotten my fix of congee, and there appears to be (on OpenRice) a number of Cantonese restaurants doing yum cha.
watson374's idea greatly reduces travel times. Bus S1 services the route. If you don't have an Octopus Card you'll need the exact amount (HK$3.50 each way) to get on.
And if TRB decides that the Tung Chung options aren't up to scratch, there's always the local MTR service to Central for Tim Ho Wan anyway.
Thank you Watson & 11sjw!
The Chinese restaurant at the W hotel does excellent all you can eat yum cha, that would be my choice via airport express to minimise the amount of time in public transport (no transfers either). If youre feeling decadent follow it up with a trip to the spa at the Ritz Carlton which has Peak-beating views of the harbour and HK.
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 17 Nov 2014
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There are also a lot of cheap ones in Tung Chung. Federal Palace could be one that you don't need long commute to the city but still able to get good dim sums.
Tung Chung is the suburb just 10 minutes S1 bus trip from Chek Lap Kok. There you can have chepaer Yum Cha without paying the 'Airport Premium'.
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